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noun writing pronunciation in British English /ˈraɪtɪŋ/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] things such as a books, poems, and newspaper articles
    historical writing that brings the past to life
    writing on/about: There’s a lot of interesting writing on the subject.
    1. b.
      used about the individual way that a particular person writes
      I’d recognize her writing anywhere.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the job or activity of creating books, poems, newspaper articles etc
    He teaches a course in creative writing.
  3. 3


    [plural] all the books etc that someone has written
    Wordsworth’s writings



a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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